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LOS ANGELES – Rhino High Fidelity (Rhino Hi-Fi) ushers in the new year by introducing the latest additions to the acclaimed series of limited-edition, high-end vinyl reissues. Rhino Hi-Fi will release six albums in the coming months, starting on January 12 with Ornette Coleman’s Change of the Century and Television’s Marquee Moon. They’ll be followed by The Cars’ Candy-O and the Grateful Dead’s American Beauty on March 8, and John Coltrane’s Olé Coltrane and Miles... Read More

LOS ANGELES - Parlophone Records is proud to announce the release of a very special David Bowie limited vinyl LP, WAITING IN THE SKY (BEFORE THE STARMAN CAME TO EARTH), which will be released on April 20 for Record Store Day. The album is taken from the Trident Studios 1/4” stereo tapes dated December 15, 1971, created for the provisional tracklisting for what would become The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars album.The tracklisting for WAITING... Read More

The press release: 85 years ago on January 6, 1939, a German-Jewish immigrant and passionate Jazz fan named Alfred Lionproduced his first recording session in New York City founding what would go on to become the most iconic and longest-running Jazz label in the world. For 85 years Blue Note Records has represented The Finest In Jazz, tracing the entire history of the music from Hot Jazz, Boogie Woogie, and Swing, through Bebop, Hard Bop, Post-Bop, Soul Jazz,... Read More

Artists include: Black Sabbath, The Doors, The English Beat, Grateful Dead, Stevie Nicks, Velvet Underground, Yes and More. These are not part of the Rhino "High Fidelity" series so there's lotsa colors and little information about who mastered from what and where these were pressed.Available January 5:America – Now PlayingLimited Edition 1-LP 140g Coke Bottle Clear vinylThe Doors – Alive, She CriedLimited Edition 1-LP 140g Translucent Emerald... Read More

The original five Chick Corea Elektric Band albums are currently back and streaming on all platforms, and as of December 1st The Complete Studio Recordings 1986-1991, a limited edition 5 album box, has been available via Candid Records. The 10 LP disc box set presents the albums in gatefold jackets, with printed inner sleeves, and restored artwork, in a deluxe slipcase. It also includes an envelope of reproduced removable memorabilia from Chick’s private archive.... Read More

You now have a choice of two AAA reissues of The Yes Album, which happens to be my favorite Yes album. Yes, I'm making this one personal. The Yes Album lineup with Jon Anderson, Chris Squire, Tony Kaye, and Bill Bruford plus the then newly added Steve Howe was an epic assemblage of great musicians and that album still packs a sonic and musical punch. It's going to be released as part of the Analogue Productions Atlantic 75th anniversary series as a single... Read More

Blue Note Records has announced the 2024 line-up for the Tone Poet Audiophile Vinyl Reissue Series. The acclaimed series is produced by the “Tone Poet” Joe Harley and features definitive all-analog, 180g audiophile vinyl reissues that are mastered from the original master tapes by Kevin Gray of Cohearent Audio. Tone Poet vinyl is manufactured at RTI and packaged in deluxe gatefold tip-on jackets. The titles were once again handpicked by Harley and include acknowledged... Read More

A large collection of Music Matters Blue Note reissues, Serial #40 (see list below) recently went on sale on Discogs as individual records and on Ebay as a 110 double 45rpm LP set (as I write this the top bid is $7700)—all "review samples"—(not test pressings) with Blue Note Plastylite labels. In case you are interested. In case you are interested in the difference between test pressings and review samples, in this series RTI produced up to a dozen test... Read More

It’s official: Rufus Reid Presents Caelan Cardello is out today via the newly established Liam Records! Executive produced by Tracking Angle editor Michael Fremer and co-produced by Robyatt Audio's Robin Wyatt, this album captures the exciting duo of Rufus Reid and Caelan Cardello performing live at the Klavierhaus, New York City. It’s available at Acoustic Sounds, Music Direct, Elusive Disc, and Michael 45 (also seemingly available at iMusic and Disk Union). CDs... Read More

"Fluid remix by Giles Martin" is humor but the new Spin-Clean record washer kits celebrating the about to bar released 50th anniversary "Red" and "Blue" The Beatles hits albums are real. Though the promotion was brokered by Bravado Entertainment, The Beatles North American licensing agent, the two models will initially be available worldwide exclusively at leading independent record stores and on the Spin-Clean website.An accompanying... Read More

First, the new "Red" and Blue" editions: these were previewed at an event a few weeks ago at the Dolby Theater in New York subject to an NDA attendees had to sign but I was at "Making Vinyl" in The Netherlands and couldn't attend. Now the press release is public so here's what's coming. There are newly remixed (stereo and Dolby Atmos) and expanded versions of the "Red" (1962-1966) and "Blue" (1967-1970) hits... Read More

On this video I tell the story behind the new vinyl record I'm releasing along with my friend Robin Wyatt, on newly formed Liam Records. Bob Ludwig mastered the Duke Markos engineered recording that we collectively mixed with input from "Tone Poet" Joe Harley. Caelan Cardello is an exciting young pianist. Only after we decided the live performance deserved to be released on record did we find out that Caelan has quite a following in the New York area... Read More

October 20th, 2023—Deutsche Grammophon today announced the next releases in its highly regarded and well reviewed "The Original Source" series. The titles are "Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4" with Claudio Abbado & The Vienna Philharmonic, Richard Strauss "Tod und Verkärung/Vier letzte Lieder", Gundula Janowitz, soprano, Herbert von Karajan & The Berlin Philharmonic and a three LP set of recordings by William Steinberg and the Boston... Read More

Pro-Ject has released a series of group and album related turntables, including a Yellow Submarine shaped one, a Metallica themed one and ones paying homage to The Beatles (all white), Sgt. Pepper's... (the drum image in the platter), The Rolling Stones, etc. but none as dramatic as this new one aimed at DSOTM fans. It includes an in the dark light show along with more substantial features listed below. The MSRP is $1999.

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